Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 12:11

Good afternoon folks   Been dashing about replenishing larder after having had a week of not driving in case the car failed me again.  Now it's fixed (hopefully) we cupboards are full again ........ everything took twice as long 'cos it's a bank holiday weekend and half the population are shopping for England!!!  What is it with people?  We'll have a chicken on Sunday when we have visitors, and cold chicken on Monday .... maybe with some asparagus and potato salad, but I haven't had to empty the supermarket.

Hope the poorly ones are on the mend, broken glass has been gathered safely and disposed of and all other problems resolved 

young fruit trees

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 11:58

If it was weedkiller (could it have been?) then I'm not sure there's anything you can do - it's a lesson learned to label things clearly.

I don't spray aphids except with a jet of water from the hosepipe ... we encourage birds and insects into the garden ... the bluetit families are feasting on the aphids at the moment, later on in the year the hover flies, lacewings and ladybirds will deal with them.  It takes a few years of courage not to spray, but it is possible to create an equilibrium in quite a small garden.  

If it was frost damage, then hopefully the trees will grow a second lot of leaves ... have they blossomed yet?  

Last edited: 28 April 2017 12:00:41

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 11:54

Oh Hosta ... keep up the fluids ((hugs))  maybe that was the last big bit of kidney stone passing through'?

LilyP  glad you got lots of cuddles - hope you didn't catch their lurgy.  

Back from shopping ..... left the list at home   I remembered everything (plus a few more things) except the lemons for Sunday's lemon meringue pie .......... never mind, a quick phone call to OH and he'll bring them home on his bike tonight.  

Now for a  

Growing Pink Plum tomatoes indoors

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 09:52

Bright and warm sounds good to me ... in my experience tomatoes need warm temperatures rather than direct sunlight.  

Good luck ... let us know how you get on 

Are my broccoli seedlings ok?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 07:47

I would start hardening them off - outside in a cold frame or a sheltered spot during the day and indoors at night for a week or so then outside full time. Protect from heavy rain and hail, but otherwise they'll be much happier outside. Beware of slug and snails tho. 

Hornbeam or Beech

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 07:32

I agree  - Viburnum possibly Bodnantense. Lovely 

Last edited: 28 April 2017 07:34:44

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 07:12

Good morning everyone  Welcome aboard Kayleigh, looking forward to hearing the progress of your new garden. I've been gardening since I was a child too  and my daughter grew up helping me. Now she's married with her own garden and a new job as a gardener on a big country estate ... Gardening all day, every day! 

Hosta (( hugs)) hope the doc can come up with something. 

Chicky, have a great trip :-)

sympathies to all whose gardens have suffered from the recent cold snap. I think that here we've escaped fairly lightly ... But I've not checked for hail damage  ...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:10

Hosta you have a PM xx

ive been asleep on the sofa most of the evening - now I'm tucked up in bed. Sweet dreams all 

Bird ID

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 16:42
Bee G says:
 ...they can empty a large feeder in under 2 days!!

 Can't they just! 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 14:16

Hello ... I'm back from garage with the car which has had it's starter motor replaced .... fingers crossed that's what was causing the problem .  

The cafe was very welcoming - would you believe the lady there used to live in the next village to me in Bedfordshire.  I had two big mugs of coffee and a very good bacon sarnie £4.40.  The car was a bit more expensive ... a secondhand reconditioned starter motor and two hours labour plus VAT £120.  That could have been a lot worse. 

Now I'd better do some bits and pieces here ......... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Wildlife online ... interesting website

Foxes, Hedgehogs, badgers, deer, frogs, toads, newts, bats, butterflies, birds ..... 
Replies: 1    Views: 122
Last Post: 21/06/2017 at 14:03

The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
Replies: 6    Views: 332
Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 13:17

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
Replies: 1050    Views: 27636
Last Post: Today at 12:33

Shrub ID please

Replies: 8    Views: 248
Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 21:11

Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

Replies: 5    Views: 134
Last Post: 29/05/2017 at 15:54

Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

Replies: 8    Views: 305
Last Post: 25/05/2017 at 21:08

Getting my own back ....

Replies: 7    Views: 299
Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:59

Hello Forkers - May Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
Replies: 1694    Views: 40572
Last Post: 01/06/2017 at 11:14

Pond mystery solved

Replies: 2    Views: 314
Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 11:33

Hello Forkers - April edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat for everyone to get together and socialise 
Replies: 1612    Views: 40269
Last Post: 01/05/2017 at 14:15

Ceratostigma willmottianum

Is it too late to cut back? 
Replies: 7    Views: 228
Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 12:27

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Ideal for greenhouse or potting shed 
Replies: 1    Views: 247
Last Post: 11/03/2017 at 18:51

Butterflies 2017

Which ones have you seen? 
Replies: 8    Views: 478
Last Post: 17/02/2017 at 14:48

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Anyone up for it? 
Replies: 87    Views: 2672
Last Post: 23/02/2017 at 10:39

Another ID please

Replies: 4    Views: 523
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 10:31
1 to 15 of 208 threads